Gaze definition

gāz
A steady look.
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To look intently and steadily; stare, as in wonder or expectancy.
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To gaze is defined as to stare or look at something with a steady look.

When you stare dreamily into your lover's eyes for long periods of time, this is an example of gaze.

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The definition of a gaze is a steady and intense look.

When someone stares at you for a long period of time, the look they are giving you is an example of a gaze.

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(intransitive) To stare intently or earnestly.
  • Bible, Acts i. 11
    Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?.

In fact, for Antonioni this gazing is probably the most fundamental of all cognitive activities ... (from Thinking in the Absence of Image)

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(poetic) To stare at.
  • 1667: Strait toward Heav'n my wondring Eyes I turnd, / And gaz'd a while the ample Skie — John Milton, Paradise Lost (book VIII)
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A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
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(archaic) The object gazed on.
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In Lacanian psychoanalysis, the relationship of the subject with the desire to look and awareness that one can be viewed.
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A steady, fixed look.
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To look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gaze
Plural:
gazes

Origin of gaze

  • Middle English gasen probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Akin to Swedish dial. gasa and Gothic (usgasjan, “to terrify”).

    From Wiktionary